[CentOS] CentOS, PHP & OwnCloud/Nextcloud: the version dilemma

Tue Sep 19 13:25:08 UTC 2017
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 09/19/2017 06:41 AM, Leon Fauster wrote:
> Am 19.09.2017 um 09:36 schrieb Nicolas Kovacs <info at microlinux.fr>:
>> I'm currently experimenting with OwnCloud and Nextcloud on a sandbox
>> CentOS 7 server. I've been using OwnCloud for the last two years for my
>> own purposes on a Slackware server, and I'm quite happy with it.
>> In my humble opinion, every admin who wants to host OwnCloud or
>> Nextcloud on a RHEL/CentOS server is confronted with a version dilemma.
>> 1. CentOS 7 sports PHP 5.4, which has been officially EOL for quite some
>> time, but Red Hat will provide security update backports until 2024.
>> Which is fine.
>> 2. Currently supported versions of Nextcloud (namely the 11.x and 12.x
>> branch) require a minimum of PHP 5.6. Which seems reasonable. But if I
>> pull in PHP 5.6 from Webtatic, for example, I only get the "official"
>> PHP support, which will end in 2018 for the 5.6 branch. And no security
>> backports.
> Try to ask upstream (bugzilla) to evaluate an officially upgrade 
> from 5.4 to 5.6, that would give you support until EOL of EL7.

Or, how about you just use SCLs .. that is what they are for:


Or even




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